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Table 4 Effect of SC supplementation on neutral detergent fiber (NDF) degradation characteristics of alfalfa pellets in steers fed diets with different concentrate-to-forage ratios

From: Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on alfalfa nutrient degradation characteristics and rumen microbial populations of steers fed diets with different concentrate-to-forage ratios

Item CTFR SEM SC SEM P-value Probability3
  30:70 50:50 70:30 90:10   N1 Y2   CTFR SC CTFR × SC Linear Quadratic Cubic
a, % 2.32 6.36 2.70 2.99 0.74 3.22 3.96 0.52 <0.01 0.32 0.13 0.67 0.03 <0.01
b, % 46.77 44.76 49.29 49.69 0.92 48.11 47.15 0.65 <0.01 0.30 0.35 <0.01 0.24 0.02
c, %/h 3.40 2.77 2.55 1.83 0.11 2.52 2.76 0.08 <0.01 0.03 0.04 <0.01 0.95 0.24
ED, % 26.89 27.35 25.28 22.36 0.44 24.70 26.25 0.31 <0.01 <0.01 0.56 <0.01 <0.01 0.47
  1. 1N: without yeast supplementation;
  2. 2Y: with yeast supplementation;
  3. 3Linear indicates linear effect of dietary CTFR; quadratic indicates a quadratic effect of dietary CTFR; cubic indicates a cubic effect of dietary CTFR.